Love and Learning

 "books to love, and books to learn from"


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Eternal love and eternal learning are as boundless and beautiful as the ocean. Books open our hearts and minds to the power and persistence of both, and connect us with the grand vista of the soul.


Dr. Earl J. Hess and Dr. Pratibha A. Dabholkar want to share what drives them to write, and to love and learn. College professors and married to each other, they are leading scholars in their respective fields, Civil War history and technology/service management.


Civil War History


Technology and Service Management


Eternal Love and Spirit Communications

        Time After Time: A love story written as a screenplay (free eBook)

        Dreamer: A Novel (free eBook)


Gene Kelly and Classic Movie Musicals

        Singin' in the Rain: The Making of an American Masterpiece

                The Cinematic Voyage of THE PIRATE: Kelly, Garland, and Minnelli at Work


Julie, Our Inspiration


Author Bios/Contact


This website showcases the products of many years of hard work in academic scholarship by Dr. Dabholkar and Dr. Hess. But more importantly, it shares their inspiration to connect their work to larger, deeper issues of life. Reeling from the loss of their precious daughter Julie to leukemia, Dr. Dabholkar and Dr. Hess have written unusual and enlightening works of fiction about eternal love, soul purpose, and spirit communications.


Combining apparently unrelated subjects into one, this website suggests that all things are connected, but only by the love we all feel toward each other, and by our mutual drive to learn more about all aspects of life, in every dimension.